Native Indian Art - Totem Pole Gallery - Carved Plaque - Sea Raven

Artist: Troy Roberts
Tribal affiliation: Kwakiutl

Sea Raven (Raven of the Sea)  has special powers in the ocean, being the equivalent of Raven in the undersea world. He is sometimes depicted as a Raven with Killer Whale fin design elements to indicate his marine nature.

Most northern tribes thank Raven  for gift of Moon, and sometimes stories describe Moon as a chip off the Sun, which Raven clumsily dropped.

Carved from red cedar with acrylic paint and varathane

copper/abalone and cedar bark - all Canadian products -

 

Native Indian Art - Totem Pole Gallery - Carved Plaque - Sea Raven releasing the Moon

Measurements of finished piece
Height - 52" in diameter x 18" in depth